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Blugold Success


Both current Blugolds and alumni are doing some amazing things lately! They're winning awards, making great strides in their fields, volunteering, exploring new places, writing books, doing cutting-edge research, and more. Read their stories here and be inspired.

The latest Blugold success stories

  •  Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu
    Chia-Yu Hsu wins international composition honor
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Dr. Chia-Yu Hsu, an assistant professor of music at UW-Eau Claire, is the winner of a prestigious composition contest hosted by a San Francisco-based chamber ensemble.The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble named Hsu’s “Rhapsody Toccata” the 2017 winner of its annual contest, and will perform the piece during its 2017-18 season.

  • Dr. Joseph Hupy
    Business donates drone to support UWEC geospatial program
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    A Wisconsin business owner is investing in UW-Eau Claire because its graduates have the hard-to-find geospatial technology skills that he needs to grow his industry. Peter A. Menet, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Menet Aero recently donated a high-end drone to the geography department.

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    Spring 2017 Dean's List
    Monday, June 19, 2017

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,267 students named to the spring 2017 Dean's List.

  • Centennial Book, Building Excellence: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 1916-2016
    Wisconsin Historical Society honors Blugolds
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    The Wisconsin Historical Society is honoring three Blugolds for their work in documenting the state’s history. Dr. Robert J. Gough, professor emeritus of history, Dr. James W. Oberly, professor of history and American Indian studies, and Greg Kocken, head of special collections, university archives and records management, are 2017 Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators Award recipients.

  • Dave Kochendorfer (left) and Luke Kempen accept Wisconsin's 2017 Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award.
    UW-Eau Claire SBDC celebrates client's success in state contest
    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center is celebrating the success of one of its clients, North Star Fire, an Eau Claire startup that is the grand prizewinner in the 2017 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

  • BJ Hollars
    Mentor inspires successful writer to pursue career in teaching
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    B.J. Hollars, a successful author and an associate professor of English at UW-Eau Claire, says he would not be a professor or writer today if it were not for his mentor, author Ray Bradbury. The two corresponded for a decade, trading letters from B.J.'s senior year in high school until Ray's death in 2012. In all that time, Ray shared insights not only on the writing life, but on life generally. Specifically, the importance of giving what you can to those who need it.

  • UW-Eau Claire alumna Erin Klaus in her downtown Eau Claire business, Tangled Up In Hue
    Blugold's vision leads to place where artists can thrive
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    If not for Erin Klaus’ time in Arizona following her 2005 graduation from UW-Eau Claire, she may not have become a partner in a successful small business in downtown Eau Claire.

  • Mary Laschinger
    Advice to Blugold grads: Keep learning, focus on others in quest for success
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Drawing on personal experience and some impressive career success, Fortune 500 CEO Mary Laschinger told UW-Eau Claire’s spring 2017 graduates that their learning should not end with the completion of their college degree.

  • Dr. Paula Kleintjes Neff
    Researchers find value in using literature to teach science
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Biology professor Paula Kleintjes Neff introduces literature into classes in addition to textbooks and scientific papers — and finds the innovative teaching strategy makes a difference for students.

  • Dr. Ezra Zeitler
    Geography professor wins prestigious national teaching award
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire geography professor with a talent and passion for creating learning experiences in his classroom and around the world has received a prestigious national teaching award. Dr. Ezra Zeitler, an associate professor of geography and anthropology, is the recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

  • Clorice Reinhardt presents her research
    University Honors thesis today, Yale tomorrow
    Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Spring campus shot with flowers.
    Alumni award honorees share words of advice for new grads
    Friday, May 12, 2017

    For the benefit of UW-Eau Claire's newest graduates, this spring's Alumni Association award recipients share some of the wisdom gained from their valuable life experiences.

  • UWEC commencement in Zorn Arena
    Ten to receive UW-Eau Claire alumni awards
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Ten alumni and friends of the university will receive UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association awards May 20 at an event in conjunction with spring commencement. The awards recognize the recipients' professional and personal successes as well as their contributions to their alma mater, their communities and their professions.

  • UW-Eau Claire spring graduates
    Commencement ceremonies for 1,300 Blugolds set for May 20
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Commencement exercises for 1,300 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be held May 20 in Zorn Arena. Candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will receive degrees during a 9 a.m. ceremony. Candidates from the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Sciences will receive degrees during a 2 p.m. ceremony.

  • 1940 graduate Jeanette (Lacktorin) Parizino
    Blugold shares centennial year with her alma mater
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    It turns out UW-Eau Claire isn’t the only one celebrating 100 years of excellence this year. Jeanette (Lacktorin) Parizino — a 1940 graduate from what was then Eau Claire State — is hitting the centennial milestone right along with her alma mater. The UW-Eau Claire alumna will turn 100 years old May 28. The soon-to-be centenarian, an energetic retired elementary education teacher who lives (independently) in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, will return to UW-Eau Claire May 20 for spring commencement, UW-Eau Claire’s last official event celebrating its centennial.

  • Cassie Ott, second from right
    Life's challenges help new grad find career path
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    They say that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Cassondra (Cassi) Ott has made a lot of lemonade during her years as a Blugold. A psychology major who will earn her degree from UW-Eau Claire in May, Cassi has battled health issues and has suffered the loss of several loved ones during her time in school, and is choosing a career helping others with similar challenges.

  • Bronsen Smith
    Blugold family helps veteran make dream come true
    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Unlike most of the Blugolds who will graduate this month, no one expected Bronsen Smith to earn a bachelor’s degree. From being expelled from his high school to overcoming the death of his sister, the odds have been stacked against the Army veteran for a long time.

  • Chris Gleason and other state Teacher of the Year winners in the Oval Office.
    Blugold advocates for teachers, education during Washington events
    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Alumnus Chris Gleason earned the Wisconsin 2017 Teacher of the Year title, and also earned a trip to the White House. Gleason, music Ed grad in '97, is the band director and instrumental music teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, and was among four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award.

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